Odysseus is also aided and told how to get home by the Goddess Circe. “You must travel down to the House Of The Dead and the awesome one, Persephone, there to consult the ghost of Tiresias, seer of Thebes” (Fagles 245). This is the same person who tried to tempt him, but she realizes he wont stay and decides to help him instead... displayed 300 characters
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This is the same person who tried to tempt him, but she realizes he wont stay and decides to help him instead.
The only question that can be raised about whether Odysseus is an epic hero is that he does not have a mysterious lineage. However, even though this is the case, he is mysterious, rarely letting anyone know what he is thinking or doing... displayed next 300 characters
She had no need to do such a thing because Odysseus was in a vulnerable state. Months at sea and at war can be quite trying on anyone, so Odysseus was susceptible to falling for someone--especially someone as seductive as Circe...
Odysseus went to Circe's palace alone.
Along the trail, Odysseus met Hermes in the guise of a young man. Hermes told Odysseus that he could entrap Circe and free his companions if he obeyed the gods orders...
Again, both the crewmembers and Odysseus display a similar weakness at the island of Circe. Both suffer from overindulgence. Odysseus stays for an entire year at the island sleeping with Circe when he had a wife waiting for him back in Ithica...
He was willing to take responsibility for blinding the Cyclops, a monstrous giant who ate members of Odysseus' crew right before their eyes. After departing from the Cyclops' island, he shouted back, "Cyclops, if ever mortal man asks you the story of the ugly blinding of your eye, say [that I did it]...
Odysseus went away to fight in the Trojan War and did not come home for twenty years. Before Odysseus left he made Penelope promise that if he did not return home before their son Telemachas became a man (grew a mustache) then she was to remarry a suitor...
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